Elise Schoening

Elise Schoening

Associate Editor, Meetings Group

Elise serves as associate editor for Northstar’s Meetings Group publications. She earned her B.A. in journalism and professional writing from The College of New Jersey (with a triple minor in communications, marketing and gender studies). She has written for the Asbury Park Press, NJ.com and Demand Gen Report. When she’s not working, Elise can be found reading a book or planning her next travel destination.

What Elise Covers

In the United States: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island

Internationally: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, Scandinavia

Industry Segments: Med/Pharma, conference centers, convention centers

The Latest From Elise

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How to Upskill Your Meeting Planner Career
How to Upskill Your Meeting Planner Career
More remote programs and new virtual-proctoring options make it easy to gain continuing-education... Read More
How to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus at In-Person Events, According to the CDC
The guidance covers what to do before, during and after an event to ensure attendee safety, as well as... Read More
How to Celebrate Pride Month 2021
LGBT Meeting Professionals Association chair Derrick Johnson discusses how the industry can support... Read More
How to Rethink Your Digital Event Strategy
How to Rethink Your Digital Event Strategy
VidCon transformed its annual gathering into a year-long online offering that attracted a global... Read More
How to Hold a Safe In-Person Meeting Right Now
How to Hold a Safe In-Person Meeting Right Now
Here's a roundup of where face-to-face events have been held successfully, and how meeting planners... Read More
How to Celebrate Earth Day 2021
Earth Day is a prime time for planners to learn more about sustainability and to find ways to make... Read More
10 Catering Trends for Events in 2021
New seating layouts, zero-proof cocktails and meals that boost your immune system are among the top... Read More
How to Stop Asian Hate
Bizly's Kevin Iwamoto discusses why now is the time for meeting professionals to speak out.  ... Read More
How to Make Sure Asian Americans Feel Safe Traveling and Attending Events
Event professionals discuss the rising violence against the AAPI community and the dire need for... Read More
How to Offer More Meaningful Event Swag
The holiday season is a great time for planners to reassess their gifting strategies.... Read More
How to Improve Diversity Efforts in 2021 and Beyond
Jason Dunn reflects on an eventful year and how far the industry has yet to go.... Read More
How to Incorporate CSR Opportunities Into Virtual Events
Four ways to give back during digital gatherings.... Read More
How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Events
Digital event strategist Jennifer Kingen Kush discusses best practices for virtual meetings and how to... Read More
How to Use Event Technology for Social Distancing and Contact Tracing
How to Use Event Technology for Social Distancing and Contact Tracing
Wearable Bluetooth devices could help attendees keep their distance at in-person meetings.... Read More
How to Host a Safe and Sustainable In-Person Event
How to Host a Safe and Sustainable In-Person Event
Six ways to make a gathering more green, while maintaining the highest levels of health and safety.... Read More
How to Use the Power of Song to Boost Digital Events
SongDivision CEO Andy Sharpe discusses how music helps liven up digital meetings and can be a breath... Read More
How to Liven Up Digital Events
From musical happy hours to virtual escape rooms, there are plenty of ways to make your virtual... Read More
What Is Open and Upcoming in Atlantic City
Gaming is slowly ramping back up in New Jersey.... Read More
How to Modify Medical Meetings for Online Regulations
In an Event Leadership Institute webcast, medical meeting professionals discussed the new challenges... Read More